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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,161
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wow. You guys are on another level. $16k a pair?

    Yes, but do the math, that's only $8,000 each!!!
    HT - Pio Elite SC-63, Nuance Spatial 3S, Spatial Cen S, FXi50 surrounds, Def Tech PF 15TL+, Belkin PF30, Samsung UBD-M7500, Roku Ultra, Furez 12-2.
    Bedroom - Sony STR DN850, Monitor 5jr+ Series2, CS400 center, Furez 10/2, Roku Ultra
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,061
    Jimbo18 wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wow. You guys are on another level. $16k a pair?

    Yes, but do the math, that's only $8,000 each!!!

    A classic.

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,061
    Hey Skip - do you still have the Sienas?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,297
    How do the WP's sound Skip ? Comparisons ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    tonyb wrote: »
    How do the WP's sound Skip ? Comparisons ?

    Excellent speakers. Even though they are 20 years old they do a lot right. They are 94 db sensitive and extremely easy to drive. The MastersounD amplifiers just make them sing.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    Got some more new speakers in today.

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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 808
    DSkip wrote: »
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    I listened for about an hour to the pair Doug had at LSAF. They were a bit much for that room but I was impressed with the impact they delivered. For the cost they are a great option.

    I would like to see the build quality a little closer as the pair Doug had was red and I had a difficult time falling in love with them.

    Did you get the grills? Did you add any of the options?
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 482
    I'm very interested to hear your opinion on those tektons Skip. They get crazy good reviews from most people online.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,608
    the grills get bad reviews.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,783
    The tweeters confuse me...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The tweeters confuse me...

    That's because you don't know how they are implemented. The middle tweeter is the only high frequency driver. The ring serves as an upper midrange array, crossed over below the tweeter. Due to multiple drivers he is able to extract a lower frequency from them prior to distortion.

    Think of it as his implementation of a concentric driver.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,437
    I was digging the sound in Doug's room. Good call.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,083
    edited July 2018
    Their Impact Monitor just reviewed well in a recent issue of Stereophile.

    http://www.tektondesign.com/impact-monitor.html
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,297
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The tweeters confuse me...

    Don't let it...I know it looks funky, but it works well. I was impressed myself with these. They come close to the bigger boys in the 10k arena and to be honest, I preferred these to Focals 10K offering. Plus they won't be as picky about placement, easy to drive, customizable to boot.

    Look for a used pair of Pentagons, about the same size, without that tweeter array in the DI's. They also have gotten great reviews and sell used for about 12-1500. Tekton is really bringing some great higher end sound down to average joe prices, and I don't say that lightly. Perfect speaker for tubes also, if your inclined to do so.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    Close but no cigar Tony. They are great speakers that do a lot right for the money. Where these really shine is impact and overall frequency response and control. I'm not sure any speaker under $5000 gets that aspect right like these do.

    What's impressive is the black background they have. They do a good job with extracting quite a bit out of the music as well. A quiet acoustic guitar feels correct in size and space but then you can expand into a wall of sound when asked to do so.

    I know some trade in big money speakers for these. I don't see them as that type of speaker. I see these as the kind of speaker that stand in a class all their own and won't be beat at their own game until you start doubling the price point.

    For what I strive for in a system, I'd rather default to the Pienza around the same price. For many and maybe most though, I can see these being massive hits for because nothing is quite like a full range experience that still keeps itself held together.

    I'm going to give them more time obviously. The SE version I heard I prefer over these and I could see those possibly replacing some five figure speakers.

    @steveinaz I think these might have been the speakers you were trying to track down several months ago. Keep them on your radar bud in case the bug ever bites again.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,347
    Do you get these at a discount or something Skip? If you dont mind me asking
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Do you get these at a discount or something Skip? If you dont mind me asking

    There was a professional agreement.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    Todd, I have the grills but nothing else. I wanted to hear the base line model but the grills were a must for me.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,347
    edited July 2018
    That’s nice. I saw those in a TAS magazine a month or so back and thought they looked pretty spectacular for the $$
    What are the in room frequencies (low end) your getting?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,347
    I’m in the wrong business. I do have a new kitchen, but would trade it for new gear to try and audition!
    :) :)
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,783
    DSkip wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The tweeters confuse me...

    That's because you don't know how they are implemented. The middle tweeter is the only high frequency driver. The ring serves as an upper midrange array, crossed over below the tweeter. Due to multiple drivers he is able to extract a lower frequency from them prior to distortion.

    Think of it as his implementation of a concentric driver.

    Very cool! Maybe someday I’ll make it up ur way to hear them!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,347
    Skip have you hear the $2k monitor versions of those? Thoughts if so?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    I've heard them but not listened to them. Parasound has been using them at the shows.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,083
    Those are really great looking bass traps, the quality looks impeccable! Where did you get those?
    DSkip wrote: »
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    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,083
    @DSkip have you tried the Ampino Monos & Pre with the Tektons?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,061
    Are these your personal pair or a dealer line?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,065
    Tekton doesn’t do dealers as far as I know. These are technically a personal pair but I’ll be sellling them once I get a feel for them.
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